DESCRIPTION: 18th or 19th C. Spanish Colonial oil painting of the Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven standing on a pedestal, depicted with a serene face, hands folded over a flowing black robe with gold embroidery, and dagger piercing her heart. This painting is rich with religious symbolism and ideology, as is common of religious paintings made during the Spanish Colonial period to emphasize the teachings of the Catholic Church. Latin American, oil on canvas laid on masonite panel. Frame is gilded and scrolled around a walnut inner frame. From the collection of Mary Murtland Berger, Trustee at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden. CONDITION: Good condition with flakes to frame gilding, some abrasions to painting on upper right. DIMENSIONS: 13” x 9.5”; frame size is 21” x 17”.